We have a custom list that contains about 20 or so fields. 4 of these fields are person fields. Whenever we create a view that displays any person fields, the view is extremely slow to load; 20 seconds, vs. 1 or 2 seconds.

Any ideas on why this might be and how to fix?

  • 1
    Anecdotally, I've seen lists load slowly with people/group fields that are set to show presense information, changing the field output to just Name speeds it up. Aug 15, 2013 at 15:01
  • We've tried that, but unfortunately it's had no effect.
    – Dana
    Aug 22, 2013 at 17:04

1 Answer 1


Try to run the maintenance job on the content database of the web application.

  • Can you extend this answer with more details about how to do that? Aug 19, 2014 at 18:07

Your Answer

By clicking “Post Your Answer”, you agree to our terms of service and acknowledge that you have read and understand our privacy policy and code of conduct.

Not the answer you're looking for? Browse other questions tagged or ask your own question.